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Charles
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Subsistence farming
faceAge:
31
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($481 USD)
access_time over 4 years ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I spent the larger part of my third transfer on paying of dowry for my wife as this has always been my desire and due to lack of money I saw it impossible , I am soo happy since from this act I have regain respect from my in laws . I also enrolled my daughter into a high school with the remaining transfers .
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($493 USD)
access_time almost 6 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent my second transfer on buying chairs worth 7500 KES, a mattress worth 2500 KES, a blanket worth 1000 KES, maize worth 4200 KES, a cow worth 17000 KES, clothes worth 4000 KES, payed debts worth 5000 KES, payed school fees worth 5000 KES, transport worth 400 KES and the remaining I spent on buying food
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest difference in my life is that I now own cattle and can be able to afford to pay school fees for my children
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($99 USD)
access_time 6 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent 4,000KES on buying chicken for keeping and spent the rest on food.
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I plan to buy cattle for keeping and cultivate maize.
 
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access_time over 6 years ago
 
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
I'm planning to spend on livestock, especially goats and sheep, because they reproduce faster and that help me grow my asset base.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement I am proudest of is buying one dairy cow with the money I saved after I rented a piece of land and grew sugarcane, which I sold to the sugar factory.
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship I have faced in my life is lack enough food to take my family through the whole season as we wait for another round of harvest.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the morning when I am milking my cow and she is producing a lot of milk.